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Carpet: State of the Industry 2021

The switch to more expensive carpet products is beneficial for companies like Karastan. Shown is Intriguing Allure. By Ken Ryan SSince the second quarter of 2020, the residential carpet segment has performed strongly in the LVT category,…

XGS takes service up a notch

By leveraging XGS services, retailers can consolidate their orders for added efficiency and convenience. By Steve Feldman—Chattanooga, Tenn.—Despite numerous supply chain challenges and rising costs across the board, Xpress Global Systems…

Real Wood Coalition, part 15

Hardwood floors, if properly installed and maintained, can last a lifetime. The most critical step, experts say, is making sure the product is properly acclimatized before installing. “Like any wood, hardwoods are sensitive to the…

Targeting an untapped demographic

By Gregg Hicks—Preventive care and planning are a hot topic right now. The population aged 65 and over has grown by an estimated 34.2% over the past decade, increasing the demand for home renovations aimed at safe living and aging.…

Single-family starts flat in September

Washington, DC - Single-family production remained stable in September as strong demand helped offset ongoing disruptions in the construction materials supply chain. Meanwhile, declines in multifamily housing production helped drive the…

Armstrong Flooring launches Essentials Plus

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has launched Essentials Plus. Designed for living spaces, the rigid core product features on-trend designs and the same excellent performance standards expected from Armstrong Flooring. With the tagline…